Named after the capital city of Syria, Damascus steel is renowned for its toughness, resistance to shattering, edge retention, overall resilience, and unique appearance. And although it was originally manufactured as far back as the 3rd century, it’s still a highly sought after blade steel today. And now Victorinox, one of the world’s leading pocket knife manufacturers, as incorporated it into a limited edition of their Outrider Swiss Army Knife.
This pocket folder – in conjuntion with a bottle opener, can opener, scissors, and more – features a locking 3.5″ Damascus steel blade comprised of 115 layers of finely honed steel. And to match the elegant blade, Victorinox has also fit this knife with custom Epicurean scales, manufactured with an eco-friendly wood fiber composite inlayed with the brand’s signature cross and shield icon. Limited to just 5,000 examples (of which only 360 will be available in all of North America), each of these exclusive knives is laser engraved with a serial number and will retail for $400 when they are released in April. [Purchase]